Geoffrey Streatfeild is lacing up his running shoes to complete this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. The actor, along with his three brothers, Luke, Roland and Richard, will take on the gruelling 26.2 mile run on Sunday 26 April to raise vital funds for national charity Epilepsy Action. The charity provides advice and support to the 600,000 people with epilepsy in the UK.
Best known for his roles in Spooks and The Thick of It, Geoffrey (40) and his brothers decided to run for Epilepsy Action, as their father has epilepsy.
“Having grown up with epilepsy in our family, I have first-hand experience of how difficult it is to live with, and also how much work there is still to do to understand the condition, its causes and treatment.”
The Streatfeild brothers aim to raise £10,000 for Epilepsy Action. The money they raise will help to support the charity’s work all over the UK, as Geoffrey explains:
“Epilepsy Action supports research and also helps those living with epilepsy on a day to day basis. Thanks to their work, treatment and support in this area has been, and continues to be, transformed beyond all recognition. Simply, people and families can now 'live with' rather than 'suffer from' epilepsy. As a family, we have benefited hugely from this, and by running the Marathon and raising money for this charity, we want others to do the same.”
Sponsor Geoffrey and his three brothers.